What are the different approaches used to perform TAVR?
TAVR can be performed in different ways depending on each individual’s anatomy.
Some approaches include:
- The transfemoral approach (the most common approach and is through an incision in the leg).
- The subclavian approach (through an incision near the shoulder).
- The transapical approach (through an incision in the chest between the ribs).
- The transaortic approach (through an incision in the upper chest).